20 Books Guaranteed to Make You Laugh Out Loud

Posted by Hayley on May 21, 2016
Need a good chuckle? This week we asked on Facebook and Twitter: What book always makes you laugh out loud? Check out the top answers below!

The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared
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Good Omens
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Losing It
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Truth or Beard
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Let's Pretend This Never Happened
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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
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A Walk in the Woods
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Hyperbole and a Half
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Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal
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If Life Is a Bowl of Cherries, What Am I Doing in the Pits?
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My Man Jeeves
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One for the Money
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Big Trouble
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The Rosie Project
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Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?
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The Princess Bride
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Me Talk Pretty One Day
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Did your favorite funny book not make the list? Then share it with us in the comments!

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Pamela(AllHoney) Louisiana Longshot

Hilarious series!

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Hallie Catch 22 did not make me laugh; it made me sleep.

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Jay Butcher Skullduggery Pleasant series by Derek Landy

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Himika Chakraborty Percy Jackson and the Olympians series!It deals with monsters,gods ,battles and serious stuff in a lighthearted and humorous manner.I never imagined Greek myths could be so much fun before I read Percy Jackson.

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Dr Rashmit Mishra Just added everybook in here to my "to read" list , surprisingly i have only read Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened and it did make me LOL

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Christina The Shopaholic series by Sophie Kinsella!

Raymond W Crowley You missed one of the funniest books ever... "P. S. Your Cat is Dead" by James Kirkwood, Jr., ("A Chorus Line").

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Justin Heard Tales of the Ketty Jay by Chris Wooding. One of the funniest series I have ever read.

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Philip Dodd Cold Comfort Farm and the Winnie the Pooh books made me laugh.

Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons

The House at Pooh Corner (Winnie-the-Pooh, #2) by A.A. Milne

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Kirsten The Tartan Special One by Barry Phillips made me shriek with laughter so much I had to stop reading it on the bus.

message 11: by Bookishnymph *needs hea* (last edited May 21, 2016 09:45AM) (new)

Bookishnymph *needs hea* Full Moon by Wodehouse is hilarious! : )

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Mamta Mittal "The Undomestic Goddess" by Sophie Kinsella is extremely hilarious

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Joseph I have to agree and disagree with the list. What is funny can be very subjective. One example is I enjoyed the "Phule" series by Robert Asprin and the Undead and Unwed 1st book. I have tried Good Omens and just consider it so so. Some writers try too hard to be funny and then fail in the process.

Putting humor into a words is a challenging process because you cannot physically see the humor, example such as a person falling on banana peel type joke. Which is why I agree and disagree with the list. A better title would have been "20 Books that may make you laugh out loud" not "Guarantee".

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WendyB These two by Jeff Strand are twisted and very funny:

Wolf Hunt
I Have a Bad Feeling about This

Most of Christopher Moore's books are very funny but for me Lamb was my least favorite of his books.

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Claudia "Can you keep a secret" by Sophie Kinsella is so funny!

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Sophie No Jenny McCarthy or Felicia Day? Disappointed...

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George Huxley Anybody else a bit weirded out that there was no Kurt Vonnegut? That hurts my soul that no one would put him on a list of funny books. He is the literal king of Satire! #Where'sMyVonnegut

Carol She's So Novel꧁꧂ Ah, a list where I have read some of the books.

Totally agree with The Rosie Project but The Rosie Effect was my most disappointing read from last year.

& I loved One For the Money but Two for the Dough was even better! Gave up on the series at about Five.

I do love Wodehouse & my favourite is Frozen Assets

Zombieslayer⚡Alienhunter Okay...
Where are High Fidelity, A Dirty Job and Gil's All Fright Diner?

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Lee Funny moments in this book

Lothaire (Immortals After Dark, #12) by Kresley Cole

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Emily All of the Discworld books by Terry Pratchett.
Three of my favorites: Equal Rites (Discworld, #3; Witches #1) by Terry Pratchett Mort (Discworld, #4; Death, #1) by Terry Pratchett Guards! Guards! (Discworld, #8; City Watch #1) by Terry Pratchett

Also: F in Exams The Best Test Paper Blunders by Richard Benson

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Linda Personally, I enjoy the puns in Piers Anthony's Xanth series.

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Gregory wendt I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell was the funniest book I have ever read and I read a few on this list.

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Surf Mama by Wilma Johnson. Some of it is so funny and a great read as well!!

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Ruth What about "nice girls don't live forever" or anything by Molly harper

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Laurence Funniest books ever are the Adrian Mole diaries by Sue Townsend. Can't believe they're not in this list!

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Leentje Gorissen I just started with "Furiously Happy' and I laughed with every page. Also Miranda Hart's book: Is it just me, is hilarious.

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Linda I thought Sue Townsend's The Queen and I was hilarious, but my granddaughter thought it was just so-so. Guess dry British wit isn't for everybody.

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Tal Reading Faerie wrote: "Full Moon by Wodehouse is hilarious! : )"
So does "Right Ho, Jeeves". I have no idea why Wodehouse didn't make to the list. He is the best!

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Linda Donald Westlake's Dortmunder series, starting with The Hot Rock. There is something wrong with your funny bone if you don't laugh while reading these.

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Elentarri The Discworld series by Terry Pratchett.

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Muhammad Sarosh What about Jerome's Three Men in a Boat ?

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Linda The late Robert Asprin's Myth series and its spin-off, M.Y.T.H. Inc., are must-reads for me.

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Erica D`souza Christina wrote: "The Shopaholic series by Sophie Kinsella!"

Those books are really funny!

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Andrea These are the laugh out loud (numerous times) books I've listened to so far this year:
Beauty Queens by Libba Bray
The Spellman Files (The Spellmans, #1) by Lisa Lutz Curse of the Spellmans (The Spellmans, #2) by Lisa Lutz Revenge of the Spellmans (The Spellmans, #3) by Lisa Lutz The Spellmans Strike Again (The Spellmans, #4) by Lisa Lutz

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Effie (she-her) It's such a pitty most people don't unerstand greek and will never really know how it feels to laugh so hard that you can't breathe with Auguste Corteau's books. Even if they get translatted it wn't be the same.

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Dennis The Stench of Honolulu: A Tropical Adventure by Jack Handey

The Stench of Honolulu A Tropical Adventure by Jack Handey

Joann H (Sshh!!! I'm reading) I must read "Losing it." I'm a soon-to-be 25 year old virgin so this should be right up my alley. I expect lots of tears, both happy and sad. Anyone read this before?

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Andrew The Lost Continent by Bill Bryson. Cracks me up each time I read it.

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LobsterQuadrille Any book from the "Bruno and Boots" series by Gordon Korman (but Go Jump in the Pool! is one of the best) and any book of the Corfu trilogy by Gerald Durrell(My Family and Other Animals; Birds, Beasts, and Relatives; and The Garden of the Gods).

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Carolina Imhof The first in the list, very funny... especially if you've been to Bali.
I've read other books by Dave Barry, Janet Evanovich, Wodehouse and Bryson, and they are all very funny.
But what about the Corfu trilogy of Gerald Durrell? My family and other animals, etc. They are sweet, funny and interesting (it's a true story).
I find most of Roald Dahl's also funny.
I really like this list and comments, to search for new books that make me laugh. I wish I remembered some other books that annoy other people because they get so jealous of you laughing...

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Priscilla Asir Christina wrote: "The Shopaholic series by Sophie Kinsella!"
Love this series and thoroughly enjoyed it!!!!

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Priscilla Asir Sophie Kinsella's ' Twenties girl "

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Sowndarya Twenties girl by Sophie kinsella

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Monique Diekroeger Small Town Ho. You will burst out laughing!

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Janet Sex Lives of Cannibals by Martaan Troost and Cold Comfort Farm

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Little Star Ah yes...Love and lists. Loved that one!

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Ray Noyes Try Abertwp Awake, by Ray Noyes.

This is a humorous 'Under Milk Wood-style' story set in a quiet, Welsh mining village. The central character is a self-deluded, Quixotic character - Horatio ap Llewelyn Evans - a self-appointed leader of men, convinced that the sleepy valley town needs waking up and converting to communism. In fact he wants it to become a fully independent soviet socialist republic.

Horatio may be only the driver of a refuse vehicle, but he has unbounded ambitions for the town. Unfortunately, they are not shared by anyone else.

Abertwp has more than its fair share of eccentric characters and this first volume in the series The Abertwp Chronicles introduces many of them. Being an introduction, it focuses on Horatio's early days: from his conception to a deluded DIY husband and father of two girls. But his schemes are starting to take shape and he is appointed to the town council, there to wreak havoc.

The interaction between Horatio and the rest of the town has echoes of the way the mayor in Don Camilo battles against the church. Horatio too fails to implant communism in the town.

This is the first in a series of four books to be published as the Abertwp Chronicles. The second, to be published later this year, is the Abertwp Uprising: the creation of an independent soviet!

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Sally Wragg I'd add Mapp and Lucia by E F Benson to that list!

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